The United States has lost 4.4 million jobs since the recession began officially in December 2007, with the nation’s unemployment now hitting 8.1%. This rate is the highest since December 1983, when the jobless rate was 8.3%. The only pockets of growth in February were in government, education and healthcare services, according to the latest BLS figures.
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